West Coast, Family Accommodation

  • Lake Brunner Lodge

    Hidden in the tranquil, rolling foothills overlooking the largest lake in the northwestern South Island, New Zealand. Our 100% New Zealand owned and operated Bed and Breakfast is easy to reach, yet impossible to beat, when it comes to natural beauty, seclusion and hospitality.  The lodge's convenient location - only 3 hours from Christchurch International Airport or a mere 50 minutes from Hokitika Airport - has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with superb facilities in a remarkable location.

    A range of relaxing and private guests rooms surround the lodges vast hallways, each individually decorated to create a truly unique Kiwi experience. All rooms boast en-suite bathrooms with all the modern day luxuries.  Our two bedroom cottage sleeps up to four guests.

    With the fire warmed lounge, library and dinning room all overlooking the lake, the lodge welcome visitors to relax, read a book or get to know your fellow traveller, in complete comfort. Lake Brunner Lodge welcomes travellers from near and far to come and experience our beautiful lodge for an experience not to be forgotten. But be warned you may forget where you are!

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  • Westport Motels

    There is a selection of studio, one or two bedroom fully self-contained units that are all located at ground level for ease of use and great when travelling with kids. A spa is available and there is a laundry onsite and a children's playground. Close to many amenities. Portacot available.

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  • Hokitika's Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels

    Kia Ora! Welcome to Hokitika's newest Holiday Park & Motels. We offer a variety of self-catering and serviced accommodation options set on spacious grounds with modern, large facilities. Suitable for families, groups and West Coast Wilderness Trail cyclists. We have a huge children's playground with a large jumping pillow for their enjoyment. Hokitika Kiwi Holiday Park offers Motel, Unit's and Camping accommodation. We are conveniently located just a 15-minute walk to Hokitika's town centre and beach and are a great place to base yourself for your wider West Coast holiday. We look forward to having you come and stay with us! Your hosts, Susan and Russell Clarke

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  • Westport Spa Motel

    Our Westport motel accommodation has eight apartments each with an ensuite bathroom, and sleeping up to five guests.

    We offer a selection of continental breakfasts, and we can provide several suggestions if you prefer a cooked breakfast. For dinner take a short stroll next door to Yellow House Restaurant or one of the many other restaurants nearby including, the Bayhouse, Denniston Dog, Portobello or The Town House.
    All our apartments are non smoking and open to either a balcony or private courtyard. We have safe off-street parking, guest laundry facilities and are biker and cycle friendly with undercover storage if required. So whether its been a long day travelling-for business or pleasure-make the Westport Spa Motel in Westport your place to unwind, rejuvenate, and enjoy the Buller regions spectacular scenery, intriguing history and our warm hospitality.

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  • Beachfront Hotel Hokitika

    Our unique and convenient location on the beach and in the centre of Hokitika means beachcombing, shopping artisan galleries and service stores are all at your doorstep.

    We have a wide range of accommodation in two VERY DIFFERENT wings to suit your needs, including a two bedroom apartment sleeping up to five.

    Both offer access to the beach and the vibrant arts centre in Hokitika. Our 4 star, luxury Ocean View Wing is just steps from the beach. The wing was designed so every room has a dramatic view of the ocean and the sunset can be enjoyed from your courtyard or balcony. Our 2.5 star Driftwood Wing offers simple, comfortable accommodation that backs onto a main street of town. Please note these rooms do not have an ocean view. Our food matches our dramatic beachfront location. Try a gourmet meal at our Ocean View Restaurant and Wine Bar and dine overlooking the ocean or relax in our comfortable Driftwood Cafe.

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  • YHA Westport, Trip Inn Hostel

    Our beautiful historical home on New Zealand’s South Island caters for the budget conscious traveller offering double and twin rooms, as well as 4, 6 and 8 bed dorm rooms.

    Enjoy the cosy fires in the winter or the beautiful gardens and decks in the summer with room to pitch a tent. We have two lounge rooms, a large, new, fully equipped kitchen and modern bathrooms all included in your stay at our cheap accommodation in Westport, NZ. Featuring immaculate surroundings for you to enjoy as either a long-term or short-term guest, our unique atmosphere allows you to experience the intricate detailing of our historical location as part of our Westport accommodation in New Zealand.

    Providing options for both the independent visitor and families alike, our homely hostel allows you to take in the stunning landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island, with a range of camping and room services available. Take on an adventurous approach and set up a tent or bunk in our popular bedrooms, all open to you at affordable prices.

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Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • North Canterbury
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.